Beneath this layer is a marine wonder world of reef fish in bright blues, yellow, black and white like a zebra, and long grey fish like garfish. Looking intently more and more wonderful fish appear right below deck in the mottling of the moving lagoon.
Amelia Earharts last flight doesn’t matter here. Its of no importance to the locals and I guess most of them don’t know who she was and her importance in aviation development and modern western women. The struggles of Papua New Guinea are much more fundamental than that.
The shopping experience in Lae is a little different to Mayfair London, Ginza Tokyo or 5th Avenue New York. Everything is under guard, iron grids protect windows and doors. Apart from a guard outside sitting on a stool the liquor store looks empty and closed.